Tuscon is one of the most impoverished cities in the country—for many reasons. The Arizona Legislature—driven by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and short-sighted, “small government” ideology—has routinely swept funds earmarked for counties and cities to “balance” the state’s budget or fund pet projects like lower corporate taxes. Beyond the Legislature’s negative impact on Baja Arizona, the Tucson economy is not diversified enough. Manufacturing is nearly non-existent in Southern Arizona. There is an over-reliance on defense spending, University of Arizona spin-offs, tourism, low-wage service jobs, and growth/development.
Published in End Corporate Rule

Featured News

  • How the 2000 Election in Florida Led to a New Wave of Voter Disenfranchisement +

    A botched voter purge prevented thousands from voting—and empowered a new generation of voting-rights critics. On November 7, 2000, Willie Read More
  • Facing Down Taser, Sandra Bland Was Told By Officer: "I Will Light You Up!" +

    Betraying arrest report, newly released footage shows how arresting officer violently escalated traffic stop by threatening unarmed black woman with Read More
  • 'Dark Cloud' of ALEC Converges at Annual Corporate-Political Lovefest +

    This week, San Diego hosts 'a festival of closed-door deal-making by politicians, corporate executives and lobbyists'   Fighting to protect Read More
  • Student 'Aid' Industry Parade Crashed by Debtors Demanding Free Higher Ed +

    "A loan is not aid," declared student debt striker Michael Adorno-Miranda   When thousands of student "aid" administrators, who were Read More
  • Spreading a Minimum Wage Increase from Los Angeles to the Whole Country +

    Our economy has long been out of balance. Workers’ efforts across the country create wealth, but the profits don’t get Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • 32
  • 33
  • 34
  • 35
  • 36
  • 37
  • 38
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 42
  • 43
  • 44
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
  • 48
  • 49
  • 50

Does Your Legislator Support the ERA

 

ERAMap